Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/03/2019 23:59
£148,583 (from April 2019)
Job Category:
Executive / Managerial
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall, Durham
Closing date:
22 Mar
Further Information

As one of the biggest councils in the country, with stable leadership and a proud tradition of delivering strong services, Durham County Council is facing the future with confidence. In our first 10 years as a unitary council we have achieved a great deal. Our success has been delivered through our great people and strong leadership, as well as creative thinking, partnership working and a sheer passion for what we do.

A key priority for us is the safety, health, wellbeing and education of our children and young people. We are aware of the challenges we face, and we are making good progress on many fronts. We are now looking to recruit a new Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services to help us move to ‘good’ and then ‘outstanding’. You will be supported by three recently appointed heads of service, a dedicated group of staff, and Members and senior officers across the council who fully support the agenda for change.

To help us reach our goals, we are looking for candidates with a track record of success in children’s services who can continue our transformation through fresh ideas and determination. We also require an individual who can work corporately, as you will play a major role in our improvement journey over the coming years. It is an exciting time to join Durham – so if you feel you have the drive, skills and experience to make a difference in one of the most dynamic, beautiful and ambitious counties in the country, we want to hear from you.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification. Luke Judd on 0113 205 6077 or Philip Emms on 0113 205 6078.

Applications for this role should be submitted via https://www.durhamleadership.com/job/corporate-director-of-children-and-young-people-s-services-at-durham-county-council-in-durham.9397

Please note
This job is closed for applications.